On Thursday, the Auburn City Council approved the 2021-22 budget that goes into effect July 1.
Mayor Michael McQuill called it the best budget presentation he’s seen.
City Clerk Chuck Mason said City Managedr Jeff Dygert along with senior staff were able to keep spending within reason.
Council will now figure out how to spend the funding windfalls from the federal and state governments.
Last night’s vote was 4-1, with Republican Councilor Tim Locastro casting the dissenting vote. Locastro opposed the 2% property tax increase in the $38 Million spending plan.
The hike in taxes will likely cover the $260,000 cost of six new patrol vehicles purchased for the police department.
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